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Memorial Day Weekend Race

May 29, 2021 @ 8:00 am

Memorial Day Weekend 6 and 12 Mile Trail Race
“Run to the Top of Double Oak Mountain”
Saturday, May 29th, Oak Mountain State Park, Pelham, Alabama, south of Birmingham. 
The race will start at 8AM at the Redbud Pavilion, near the BMX Track on Tranquility Rd.
**Race shirts are included with registration but you must register before May 18th to get a shirt**

Race Results are also posted on Ultrasignup.com in the Upper right.

Register at:

Directions to the Start: 
From Hwy 280 – The North Entrance: Turn off of Hwy 280 heading west on Hwy 119, Cahaba Valley Rd.  Drive 3.2 miles to the Oak Mountain State Park entrance at Oak Mountain Lake Rd. The OMSP sign is on our right where you turn off Hwy 119. It is small and easy to miss.  Turn left at the Pay Booth onto John Findley Dr. and Follow the park road 4.4 miles to Tranquility Rd on your left.  (Just past the 4-mile post.)  The Redbud Pavilion is the first pavilion on your right. Map from Hwy 280.   Total distance from Hwy 280 is 7.7 miles.
From I 65 the South Entrance: take Hwy 119 (Cahaba Valley Rd) exit off Interstate 65.  Turn right on Hwy 119 for about 100 ft get in the left turn lane. Turn left at the intersection with State Park Rd and drive 1.9 miles to the intersection with John Findley Dr. and turn left into the park.  Drive 4.3 miles to the right turn into Tranquility Rd.  (Just before the 4-mile post.)  The Red Bud Pavilion is the first pavilion on your right. Map from I-65 at Hwy 119.  Total distance from I 65, 6.4 miles. There will be large “Race Banners with directional arrows leading the way. Just follow them.

Follow the Race Banners to the start.
Weekend Schedule:​
Friday, May 28th – 5:00 to 6:00 PM – Packet Pickup and Late Registration is at the Mountain High Outfitters Summit Store. The store is located at 310 Summit Blvd #110, Birmingham, AL 35243, next door to Urban Outfitters on the north side of Summit Blvd.

Saturday, May 29th – 7:00 to 7:50 AM – Late registration and package pickup will be open form about 7:00 AM at the Redbud Pavilion, location of the start and finish. 
Runners registering after May 25th Will not receive a race shirt.  Please register early. The entry fee into the park is $5 per person.
Registration Fee:  Registration for the 6 mile race is $ 40.00 and the 12 mile race is $ 50.00 if you register before May 19th. 

Saturday, May 29th – 8:00 AM – Start of the 6 and 12 mile races.

Saturday, May 29th – After your race – Food and drink. Logan Cook “Finish Line Foods” we be preparing some outstanding food after the race for everyone. We will have all kinds of rehydration drinks too, including ice cold beer.

​The Memorial Day Race likely be very hot. All runners should carry water at all times on the course. Last year, 6 mile runners finish times ranged from 50 minutes to over 2 hours. 12 mile times ranged from 1:45 to over 4 hours. There is NO water on the course except at the start/finish aid station. Be sure to carry enough to get you back to the finish. Hydration belts and packs work fine. Hand held bottles are also good.

6 Mile and 12 Mile Winners:  Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall, Male and Female. 
Masters 40 – 49, Grand Master 50 – 59 and Ultra Grand Master 60+ Male and Female
14 and Under award will be given for the 6 mile – Male and Female.​

​Memorial Day Course Map:



Start of the 2017 ​Memorial Day Trail Race


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